How Goal, Motivation and Conflict add essential tension to your story

February 17, 2024 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s my first authors’ Round Robin of the year, and this month our topic is… Using Goal, Motivation and Conflict to add tension to your story All stories are about people, because human beings love to hear stories about other human beings. At their heart, the most engrossing stories are about a character who wants… Continue reading How Goal, Motivation and Conflict add essential tension to your story

7 tips for setting the scene in your novel (and bringing it to life)

November 18, 2023 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s another month, and another authors’ Round Robin. And this month the topic is… Setting the scene This seems a simple topic. A scene is just a scene, isn’t it? Just a few lines of description and then move on to the more interesting plot and dialogue. In fact skilful scene-setting can enrich the plot,… Continue reading 7 tips for setting the scene in your novel (and bringing it to life)

It’s Been Awhile, Hasn’t It?

October 11, 2023 ddominikwickles 0

My life began taking a few different turns which I will expand on in future posts. But now I feel the writing bug creeping to the top again. I never stopped reading – don’t think that will happen until I’m dead. Of course, maybe Heaven is like an unending library… Anyway, hope everyone is doing […]

Do your heads hop? Some tips on choosing point of view and keeping it consistent

August 19, 2023 Helena Fairfax 0

Another month, and another authors’ Round Robin. This month our question is… …What’s your favourite point of view to write and/or read, and why? When I first started out writing, I struggled with point of view. I had no idea how choppy my story was until a very good editor pointed out how my fictional… Continue reading Do your heads hop? Some tips on choosing point of view and keeping it consistent

Breakfast Buddies #NewRelease by Ildar Daminov #Giveaway #LGBTQIA+

November 6, 2022 Adriana Kraft 0

Title: Breakfast Buddies Author: Ildar Daminov Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: 11/01/2022 Heat Level: 1 – No Sex Pairing: Male/Male Length: 23900 Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, college students, self-discovery, first love, cultural differences, writing Add to Goodreads Description We humans are spectacularly bad at understanding our own emotions. A socially conservative Asian young man makes a […]